Female face shaving: Is it a good idea? | The Independent
Most of the time nothing to be alarmed by. Hirsutism, a condition when women have an excess of male hormones and the facial hair that comes with it , is fairly common and affects approximately 7 percent of women in the US. Hirsutism can be caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome , a painful and dangerous hormonal condition that causes enlarged ovaries and cysts, and it can also be a result of certain adrenal gland disorders or a side effect of medications such as steroids. At the same time, most minor facial hair growth is due to the normal hormonal give-and-take surrounding menstrual cycles, pregnancies, and menopause. Hair growth can happen in multiple areas, such as above the lip, on the chin, lower abdomen, back, and inner thighs. But occasionally women will just get peach-fuzz, or one dark, wiry, rogue follicle that escapes from her chin once a month. Still, for most women, getting a little facial hair is simply a natural part of aging.
Their reasons? Talk about a perfect recipe for an ultra-smooth face. But wait a second. While these buzzy or should we say fuzzy?
I know, I know, it seems completely crazy, but hear me out! Even Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe shaved their faces! I thought if I did it, it was going to turn me into a wildebeest and Chris would divorce me.